Henry Hoover is among the most popular vacuum cleaners in the UK, and today we are going to look at another of Henry’s siblings. Hetty Hoover HET160 is Henry’s sister and she is also a member of the Numatic vacuum family. Numatic has always put a lot of hard work into perfecting their vacuums and Hetty won’t disappoint you either.
Hetty (short for Henrietta) is designed almost identically to Numatic Henry, with the only major difference being the colour (and the eyelashes). In this Hetty Hoover review, you’ll see that she comes with a number of extra features and also has Ecotechnology, helping you consume less power and save money while you vacuum.
Despite her lower wattage, Hetty provides powerful suction thanks to her twin flow power motors. This vacuum can easily switch between carpet or wooden floors, depending on your cleaning needs. You might be surprised at how powerful and effective this little vacuum is. Read on as we go through the features and benefits of Hetty Hoover HET160.
Hetty Hoover Review: An Overview
- A-Rating for energy efficiency
- A Large 9L dust capacity
- Automatic cable rewinding
- A 10-metre long cable
- A low noise output of 72dB
- Accessory kit comes with stainless steel tubes
- Tritex filtration for improved filtration, capacity, and cleanliness
- A high-efficiency long-life motor
- HepaFlo bags that are easy to change
- The accessory set includes tools for every job
- Wand docking for convenient storage.
Features Of The Hetty HET160 Vacuum
Hetty is eco-friendly, energy-efficient and a great way to cut down the cost of cleaning your house. The previous version of the Hetty vacuum featured a switch to change between low and high power modes. Numatic has removed this switch in the Hetty HET160, presumably to make a more eco-friendly vacuum. It is worth noting that even with the lower power she is powerful enough to take care of most cleaning tasks.
The floor head comes with a new design and it offers a footswitch that allows you to change between carpets and hard floors. It is incorporated with side cleaners to get right into the corners and keep your floors perfectly clean. You can operate the switch on the vacuum head with your foot and don’t need to bend down for switching different modes. Changing modes while cleaning carpets and hard floors is a breeze.
Numatic has given Hetty HET160 a 10-metre long power cord and the cord rewind feature winds it into the internal storage of the vacuum. The extension tube at the handle improves Hetty’s reach and enables you to clean hard to reach areas, and is great for vacuuming stairs. The suction control panel gives you greater control over the amount of suction.
Despite Numatic being forced to reduce all of their vacuum’s power to meet EU vacuum regulations, Hetty’s performance hasn’t been affected and she still has the same powerful suction.
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It is very easy to clean the stairs with Hetty, with the long reach wand and attachments there’s no need to try and balance her on each stair as you clean. Hetty works efficiently across all types of floors, and she works particularly well across the edges and it is capable of removing debris from the corners very well.
The overall suction of the machine is great too. When it comes to carpet cleaning, it works well but you might need to run it over the same spot a number of times to remove smaller particles. For larger particles on hard floors, you may have to lift the head up to suck up all the debris.
The vacuum cleaner world is not known for its bright colours and fun designs, and Numatic has done a great job in making Hetty stand out from the crowd. She definitely does stand out with her pink exterior and smiling face, not to mention the fluttering eyelashes. Despite Hetty’s fun and cute appearance, Numatic has produced a vacuum that means business.
Hetty HET160 has a dirt capacity of 6 litres. Although this is smaller than the previous version, it is still larger than most bagged vacuum cleaners. She uses the same HepaFlo bags as most other Numatic vacuums including Henry, so finding replacement bags isn’t hard. The size of the bags means that you won’t have to empty the vacuum very often, depending on the size of your house.
Because she is smaller and more compact than her predecessor, she is easier to manoeuvre while vacuuming. Numatic has added caster wheels to the front of the vacuum to make steering a breeze, and her cylindrical shape ensures that she doesn’t get stuck in doorways when vacuuming between rooms.
Ease Of Use
The cable rewind function saves a lot of time and ensures the power cable doesn’t get tangled every time you use Hetty. You can also fold down the handle for storage, and adjust the wand for suction power too. Hetty’s shape and small size allow her to be easily stored without taking up too much room, and her wheels mean she will follow you around the house without much effort on your part.
Hetty comes with a Tritex filter. You can purchase separate odour-removing filters too. HepaFlo bags also work with Hetty as well. These bags are far more durable than the paper bags and they also hold the dust and debris very well.
Hetty uses Henry bags that are self-sealing and they can store up to five times intake as compared to conventional vacuums. You can use Hetty without the bags too but it will allow a lot of dust to escape into the air so it is not recommended.
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Vacuum Accessories And Attachments
Hetty comes with a number of tools and attachments. The classic pack that comes bundled with it makes your job very easy. You can use the crevice tool to reach every nook and corner of your house. It allows you to clean even the tightest corners perfectly.
The dusting brush is perfect for gentle cleaning and it is perfect for cleaning bannisters and coffee tables. You can also use the dusting brush to clean the kitchen floor. The all-purpose nozzle works just about everywhere. It comes with a removable brush and you can use the attachment to clean your furniture and stairs as well.
What I Liked About Hetty
- The long hose and cable make Hetty very convenient to use.
- Though compact, Hetty is powerful enough to handle most cleaning jobs without any problem at all.
- Hetty is not too noisy and runs fairly quietly.
- It is easy to replace bags.
- Hetty comes with a number of attachments and accessories that make your job extremely easy.
What I Didn’t Like About Hetty
- She is quite heavy for her size.
- You need to put in more effort for vacuuming pet hair from the carpet.
Hetty Hoover Review: Final Thoughts
Numatic Hetty Hoover HET160 is a solid performer in the cylinder vacuum category. This vacuum is suitable for those who are looking for a compact yet powerful vacuum cleaner. She is built with the usual Numatic reliability, and just like the rest of the Numatic vacuum range, she is built to last for a long time. She is sturdy, has a large cleaning radius and very strong suction.
Hetty is incredibly reliable and robust. Whether you want to clean your carpets, hard floors, curtains, kitchen floors or stairs, she can perform all kinds of cleaning jobs easily. Her power consumption is significantly lower but she performs her job efficiently. You may be surprised at just how powerful this fun and friendly little vacuum from Numatic is.